Why is my throat so dry??
Switching to e-cigs brings with it a few different sensations, and one of the most noticeable is a dry throat, which often surprises people. Inhaling burning tobacco didn’t give them a dry throat, so they are surprised that with the switch to vaping – they have one.
Firstly this is normal, and will ease after a while – some find it clears up after a few days, some after a few weeks, and it is all down the Vegetable Glycerine that is in the e-liquid.
Vegetable Glycerine (VG) is a carbohydrate made from plant oils, and is used as a diluent and sweetener in e-liquid. The VG produces the vapour – and a very easy way to remember what does what with the diluents is – V for vapour – the VG produces the vapour - the Propylene Glycol(PG) – another diluent produces the throat hit.
VG is more viscous than PG –(that means it thicker- gloopier if you will) – and has been held responsible for clogging up atomizers, but it is a very common substance that is used in a myriad of goods- such as pet food, some baked goods, ear drops and toothpaste. It is considered a GRAS product – which just means ‘generally regarded as safe’.
There are plenty of studies online that will tell you far more about it – but this is about a your dry throat now you vape.
The best thing to do is up your fluid intake – drink more water, and maybe have a boiled sweet or two, but your body is adjusting to vaping, and there will be a few changes as you get used to not inhaling thousands of chemicals, but are instead inhaling PG.VG, nicotine and a flavour or two.
Did you have a dry throat? How did you deal with it? Share your experiences in the comment box below.